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Quick and Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Kids

We’re all busy and pressed for time in the kitchen.  As a result, it’s easy to find that you’re at a loss for what to make for dinner.  I usually set aside a few hours on Sunday to make 3 main dishes for the week which usually consist of some kind of protein (ex. beef or chicken) and rice and pasta sides.  Since veggies are very quick and easy to make, I make those on the night of and store leftovers in the fridge for the next day.  Miss O LOVES corn, broccoli and carrots so I usually rotate through these 3 options during the week.  Stay tuned for a more detailed post on meal planning basics.  I love this option because it saves time in the kitchen during the week and ensures my family’s eating healthy vs. something quick that might not always be the best choice (can you say fast food?).

Here are a few ideas of child friendly versions of meals that save time in the kitchen and your kids will (hopefully!) find tasty.

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5 Books To Enjoy During Story Time With Your Child

All Book PicBooks have always allowed me to not only let my imagination run free but also provide insight into various areas of interest. I’ve always loved to read and wanted to pass that on to my daughter. Because I was eager, I started reading to her before she was born. Like many new moms-to-be, I read a lot about pregnancy and discovered that babies begin hearing sounds early in the second trimester and begin to react to them late into the second trimester and early into the third. So armed with that knowledge and thanks to a book themed baby shower that my co-workers threw for me, Miss O had an impressive library collection before she even arrived! Continue reading

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